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Cusco Packers Hostel
Ranked #1 of 461 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
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2 reviews
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“Our 5day/4night stay”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

It was 4 of us staying for a week and we cared for just clean place to shower and sleep. We had a room with 2 bunk beds and bed were pretty comfortable. The room didnt have much space to pla e things like luggage but we managed. Towels are to be rented for 5 soles, i thought that was funny but whatever, just take your towel. We had free breakfast daily from 7am to 10am it was good simple breakfadt that hit the spot! They have free wifi only in the lobby area not in the rooms :( also, theres no heater but they have alpaca quilts along with a few more layers in each bed so you wont freeze at night. It was a pretty desent place to stay since we were just crashing there at night. I recomend it.

  • Stayed July 2014
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cuscopackers, RECEPCION at Cusco Packers Hostel, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
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BUENAS TARDES
Agradecerle por su comentario y la estadia en nuestro hostels, nos sentimos muy contentos por lograr nuestro objetivo que es satisfacer a nuestros huespedes, con respecto al calefactor pedirle mil disculpas por el mal momento que paso, si contamos con calefacor debio haber ocurrido algun problema con esa habitacion mil disculpas nuevamente.
Una de nuestras misiones en nuestro hostels es que nuestros huespedes se sientan satisfechos con el servicio brindado, lo logramos con usted y nos sentimos muy agradecidos, nuevamente darle las gracias por su visita en nuestro establecimiento
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

The hostel has absolutely wonderful staff who go out of their way to help you with anything you would like. The view is fantastic and the morning breakfast which is included in the price was delicious. Especially, the coffee!!

The rooms were nice with lots of blankets to keep you warm and the hostel staff always cleaned your room.

I would definitely recommend this hostel to any traveller!

Thank you to all the staff!!!

  • Stayed July 2014
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2 Thank Valerie A
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cuscopackers, RECEPCION at Cusco Packers Hostel, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
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BUENAS TARDES
Agradecerle por su comentario y la estadia en nuestro hostels, nos sentimos muy contentos por lograr nuestro objetivo que es satisfacer a nuestros huespedes.
Una de nuestras misiones en nuestro hostels es que nuestros huespedes se sientan satisfechos con el servicio brindado, lo logramos con usted y nos sentimos muy agradecidos, nuevamente darle las gracias por su visita en nuestro establecimiento
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

It took a bit of maneuvering to find this hostel in Cusco as it is a bit out of the way from the city center. However, the views from the hostel are definitely refreshing and overlook the city and some of the hills nearby. The staff spoke a mix of English and Spanish (I believe the fellows at night only speak Spanish), but were very helpful and took great care of our bags during our adventures. Laundry service is provided which was useful for us as we had just come from the Amazon jungle, and is also something you can take advantage of after your treks. Breakfast was included, but minimal (bread, juice and some tea). The biggest issue with this hostel is that it is very cold throughout the day and frigid during the night (though thankfully the blankets they provide are super warm!). Wifi was included though it is only prominent in the lobby (which also hosts a computer).

Pros:
+ Wifi included and reasonably fast in the lobby
+ Good price
+ Nice views of Cusco
+ Friendly and helpful staff with luggage storage service

Cons:
- The hostel is located on a large hill and is a bit away from the downtown center
- Despite small heaters, the hostel is extremely cold
- Hot water is minimal and only present at low water pressures
- Breakfast is quite small, but this may be the case at many hostels at this price range

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Prateek S
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cuscopackers, RECEPCION at Cusco Packers Hostel, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
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BUENAS NOCHES
Agradecerle por su comentario y su estadía en nuestro Hostels nos sentimos muy contentos por lograr satisfacer a nuestros huéspedes, con respecto a su observacion que el hostels es muy frio perdirle mil disculpas por los malos momentos que paso y tomar en cuenta su observacion.
Una de nuestras misiones en nuestro Hostels es que nuestros huéspedes se sientan satisfechos con el servicio brindado, lo que logramos con usted y nos sentimos muy contentos por logar nuestros objetivos, nuevamente gracias por su estadía en nuestro Hostels.
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

This new hostel just opened a few months ago, and it offers incredible views over the city centre. As a new place, it's still working out the kinks, but for the most part works ok.

Pros: It is clean and has wicked views of the city. Breakfast is thin, but similar to what you'll find at 90% of hostels.

Cons: They turn the wifi off at night (so when we arrived at 10pm, it made it hard to tell that loved ones back home we had safely arrived). The hot water works, but the hotter the water, the lower the pressure, resulting in drip showers. The hostel is located on a busy road, so it was loud at night. And as two girls travelling alone, the biggest con is that the hostel is slightly out of the city centre (a 15-minute uphill walk from the main plaza), so we fretted slightly about our safety when walking in the dark as there are few pedestrians around.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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cuscopackers, RECEPCION at Cusco Packers Hostel, responded to this review, 31 August 2014
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BUENAS TARDES
Agradecerle por su comentario y su estadía en nuestro Hostels nos sentimos muy contentos por lograr satisfacer a nuestros huéspedes con respecto a su observacion del agua caliente no se le dio las indicaciones debidas para el uso del agua caliente le pedimos mil disculpas por los malos momentos que paso.
Una de nuestras misiones en nuestro Hostels es que nuestros huéspedes se sientan satisfechos con el servicio brindado, lo que logramos con usted y nos sentimos muy contentos por logar nuestros objetivos, nuevamente gracias por su estadía en nuestro Hostels
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Culver City, California
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

A friend and I stayed here for 5 nights in early May 2014. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the hostel itself is newly built hostel with a great view overlooking the city. They provide a nice basic breakfast. We were able to store our extra luggage during a five day hike and they helped us arrange for taxis at good prices. We liked the fact that it was not near the Plaza de Armas, the central plaza which is packed with tourists and vendors trying to sell you things. It is up a hill from the plaza but we needed to get used to climbing for our hike anyway. As other people have mentioned, they are getting heaters which are definitely needed. We found the showers hot enough although they do take some getting used to.

Room Tip: Room 502 had good wifi reception probably because it's right above the main desk.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank John K
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cuscopackers, RECEPCION at Cusco Packers Hostel, responded to this review, 31 August 2014
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BUENAS TARDES
Agradecerle por su comentario y su estadía en nuestro Hostels nos sentimos muy contentos por lograr satisfacer a nuestros huéspedes con respecto a su observación del agua caliente no se le dio las indicaciones debidas para el uso del agua caliente le pedimos mil disculpas por los malos momentos que paso.
Una de nuestras misiones en nuestro Hostels es que nuestros huéspedes se sientan satisfechos con el servicio brindado, lo que logramos con usted y nos sentimos muy contentos por logar nuestros objetivos, nuevamente gracias por su estadía en nuestro Hostels
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Cusco, Peru
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I was brought to Cusco packers by my taxi driver at 6am, they let me check in and use my room at that time as it was quiet. The hostel is very modern and new and during peak times I think the stylish bar will be a cool spot to hang out. They are in the process of adding heaters, literally as I speak due to the cold weather in Cusco over winter. The staff are really friendly and make you feel part of their family. The free breakfast is basic, add eggs and they´d be onto a real winner! The computer is the best I´ve used in south america and the wifi is good too, though not in the rooms. The view is incredible, due to its location and they have a verander area that I can imagine getting a lot of use in summer. Travel agent was extremely helpful and arranged my Machu Picchu tour and bus ticket. I stayed here before and after my tour. Security is good.

Only negative is the typical electric showers that can be hot if you dont want a lot of pressure, not the worst I´ve come across and I am picky about showers!

Room Tip: 601 ia an 8 bed dorm, the shower in here was better than the shared one on that floor. I dont know w...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank RobJBOS1983
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cuscopackers, RECEPCION at Cusco Packers Hostel, responded to this review, 31 August 2014
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BUENAS TARDES
Agradecerle por su comentario y su estadía en nuestro Hostels nos sentimos muy contentos por lograr satisfacer a nuestros huéspedes con respecto a su observación del agua caliente no se le dio las indicaciones debidas para el uso del agua caliente le pedimos mil disculpas por los malos momentos que paso.
Una de nuestras misiones en nuestro Hostels es que nuestros huéspedes se sientan satisfechos con el servicio brindado, lo que logramos con usted y nos sentimos muy contentos por logar nuestros objetivos, nuevamente gracias por su estadía en nuestro Hostels
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I stayed here in a double room for 4 nights. There were both good and bad things about my experience.

Pros:
- As others have mentioned, the staff are very nice and make an effort to be helpful. My fiance and I got our laundry done for 5 soles and got to store our extra luggage for free while we did the Inca Trail for 4 days.
- The view is truly as advertised; it's spectacular and worth the trek upstairs.
- Free tea all day in the common area.
- The price is competitive, even for the cons about the space.

Cons:
- I wanted to stay in a hostel as opposed to a hotel in order to socialize, but this place was completely dead in early May. So much so that when we came back around 11 pm from Aguas Calientes, no one was around to unlock the door for us and we had to repeatedly use the doorbell, bang on the door, and call out (we couldn't go somewhere else--this place had our extra stuff!). I was hoping to make friends and that just wasn't likely here.
- Similar to others, we felt the hostel was FREEZING all day and that the showers were very temperamental. It was also possible to hear any noise from the common area in both rooms we stayed in. I didn't stay anywhere else in Cusco so I'm not sure how this stacks up.
- When we got our laundry back, we were missing two pairs of socks. My fiance noticed first and went up to inquire. The front desk initially told him that there was nothing missing and it wasn't until I also found I was missing a pair that the laundry place relented and found them. So clearly they send their laundry out, and I don't know what was going on there, but I thought it was worth mentioning as a caution to others. These were both expensive pairs, as socks go. (The laundry we did get back was done very satisfactorily.)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank hurstkkm
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cuscopackers, RECEPCION at Cusco Packers Hostel, responded to this review, 31 August 2014
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BUENAS TARDES
Agradecerle por su comentario y su estadía en nuestro Hostels nos sentimos muy contentos por lograr satisfacer a nuestros huéspedes con respecto a su observación de la lavanderia tendremos mas cuidado le pedimos mil disculpas por los malos momentos que paso
Una de nuestras misiones en nuestro Hostels es que nuestros huéspedes se sientan satisfechos con el servicio brindado, lo que logramos con usted y nos sentimos muy contentos por logar nuestros objetivos, nuevamente gracias por su estadía en nuestro Hostels
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Property: Cusco Packers Hostel
Address: Prolongacion Av. Arcopata No 129 Nueva Av. Abancay | Via a Iglesia de Santa Ana , A 20 Metros de la Estacion de Gas PetroAmerica, Cusco, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 461 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cusco Packers Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel is located just 5 blocks from the main square of Cusco. It gives a view of the entire city and access to local Peruvian restaurants; as well as local attractions. Our rooms range from 2 bedroom rooms to full dormitory rooms. We have a full bar and full kitchen to serve our guests. We also offer free services on how to get to Machu Picchu on the cheap as well as our own guides. ... more   less 
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